College Principal Alison Birkinshaw handed over a new addition to the historic Mansion House in York which has been especially designed by Level 1 Joinery students at York College. A new collection box, designed and crafted by the students is now on display in the Mansion House to help raise funds towards the restoration project at the historic building.
The arrival of the box coincides with the announcement that a Heritage Lottery fund has granted £1,198,700 to support the ‘Opening Doors’ project which looks to give the historic building a more financially secure future, get more people involved in learning at the Georgian town house and make it easier for more people to visit.
The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of York Cllr Ian Gillies said: “I would like to extend my gratitude to the York College joinery students for their hard work in producing this magnificent collections box. It is wonderful to see that young students are using their skills and learning a craft, and that they were able to produce a splendid piece of furniture for the Mansion House that hopefully will help raise funds to support the restoration project.”